tor controller hangs / doesn't reply

Scott Bennett bennett at
Wed Jun 3 13:17:10 UTC 2009

     On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 09:01:09 -0400 Sambuddho Chakravarty
<sc2516 at> top-posted (grrr...):
>I am using :-
> http_proxy=http://localhost:8118
     Well, you probably need to fix that first.  Both ftp_proxy and
http_proxy are supposed to be set to the *proxy*, not to a URL.  (See
fetch(3) for more information.)  If you're using a Bourne-like shell,
try entering

export ftp_proxy http_proxy

OTOH, if you're using {,t}csh or something similar, try

setenv ftp_proxy localhost.:8118
setenv http_proxy localhost.:8118

The termination (.) at the end of "localhost" isn't strictly necessary,
but it speeds things up a bit.

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